Jody Joldersma

Puss Petter
acrylic, paper on wood – 12 x 12 in.

The interplay of gender, nature, culture, and the boundaries we place upon them is the focus of my work. I create visual narratives inspired by the experience of growing up caught between a collapsing conservative steel town and the rural escapism of my grandparent’s farm in the coal mountains of central Pennsylvania. By layering distressed drawings, paint, and original photography, the construction and handcrafted quality of my work is still visible in the final image.

I am a visual artist based in Seattle, Washington. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. I’m an alumni of the Feminist Intensive program at Soapbox Inc. and a National Artist at A.I.R. Gallery.